Month: January 2011

Parmesan Macaroni & Cheese

Ingredients: 2 cups milk 1 cup shredded Wisconsin cheddar 1 cup grated Wisconsin parmesan 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon mustard powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon paprika for the breadcrumbs 1 cup freshly made bread crumbs 1 teaspoon parsley 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon freshly […]

Sweet Potato & Cream Cheese Pie

Ingredients: 3 cups mashed roasted, sweet potatoes or yams 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1 teaspoon Saigon cinnamon 1 tablespoon dark rum 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Directions: Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients […]

Sweet Potato Chip Pie Crust

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 cup crushed sweet potato chips* 3/4 cup cold butter, sliced 1/4-1/2 cup cold water pinch nutmeg pinch ginger Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Place flour, spices and potato chips in a food processor and pulse once or twice to mix. Add the butter and pulse […]

Smoked Salmon Quiche with an Old Bay Asagio Crust

Ingredients: for the crust: Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1/3 cup cold butter, cut into 1 inch chunks 1/4 cup shredded asagio 2-4 tablespoons ice water 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay filling: 8 oz smoked salmon, flaked (not lox) 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups evaporated milk 1 bunch green onions, chopped 3/4 […]

Kiwi-Mango Jam

Ingredients: 4 1/2 cups sugar 4 cups cubed kiwi 2 cups cubed mango (about 3 large mangos) juice and zest of 1 lime juice and zest of one lemon 1 box liquid pectin (6 oz, 2 packets) Directions: Prep jars/lids. Set aside. Place the sugar, juice/zest, kiwi and mango in […]

Potato, Leek & Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients: 1 lb Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed 3 or 4 leeks, sliced (white parts only!) 1 small head cauliflower, broken into florets 6 cups chicken or ham stock 2 garlic cloves 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 1/2 cup cubed […]

Peppered Oranges

Ingredients: 3 Cara Cara oranges 3 navel oranges 2 tablespoons golden syrup 2 tablespoons tangerine or orange juice 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions: Peel the oranges as if you were going to supreme them but instead of sectioning, slice them horizontally into 1/4 inch slices. Arrange in bowls. […]

Banana Maple Walnut Muffins

Ingredients: 2 eggs, at room temperature 2 1/4 cups flour 1 1/2 cup mashed overripe banana 1/3 cup light brown sugar 1/3 cup maple sugar 1/3 cup coarsely chopped black walnuts 2/3 cup sour cream 1/4 cup canola oil 2 tablespoons grade b amber maple syrup 2 teaspoons baking powder […]

Roasted Bay Scallops with Spinach

Ingredients: 1 lb bay scallops 1/2 cup defrosted, drained frozen chopped spinach 1/3 cup dry vermouth 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced 1 shallot, minced zest of 1 lemon for the breadcrumbs 3/4 cup freshly made bread crumbs 1 teaspoon parsley 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon freshly […]

Caesar Salad with Toasty Garlic Croutons

Ingredients: 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced juice and zest of 1 lemon 4 anchovies (oil packed) 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (or 2 coddled or raw egg yolks) 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon Dijon 1 teaspoon capers freshly ground black pepper sea salt for the croutons: […]